Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The 19 - 1/2 pint jars of strawberry jam I canned, are already being opened. The family loves it. I just hope I can keep some in stock all winter, as the wild black raspberries are on already. I'm still watching our mulberries, but they are not ripe yet.
The kitchen has been in over-drive, but not nearly as it will be when tomatoes are in harvest. A few days I didn't even wear an apron. It was that hot.
The goats love me when I can. Especially when they get the strawberry leftovers. Not much goes in our compost this time of year.
I somehow managed to read an entire book in 2 days. I am taking my youngest to the library for the summer reading program, and even though I have a ton of books here to read, I brought one home last week. I never expected to read it either.
How did I do it?
Well, I read in between making all those batches of strawberry jam, while walking on the treadmill, and taking time on one of the porches. Of course I had to let the bathroom cleaning go, but eventually it got done.
Now....I just need to fit time in for my writing as well. And before those tomatoes start filling up my entire kitchen.